Starting Marine!

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  1. Dewald@Dorry

    Dewald@Dorry

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    Hi All,

    I have not posted a thread under this site in a long time....

    I have been keeping my fresh water malawi tank for quite some time with great plessure and success!!

    Well, I'm now in the process of getting rid of all my fish and canister filters, decor etc, and am slowly starting my new "Marine" tank. I have done some research already but are very new to marine.

    Maybe i'll start a journal from start to end with frequent status updates on this forum.

    I am going to need as much help as I can get to make this expierance, cheap, pretty and successfull!!!:slayer:

    I think to start of for now while i'm getting rid of my fresh water stuff, please can you guys help me out with some usefull links and websites for pre-reading and research. Even what good books to buy???;)
     
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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    glad to have joined, u are in great hands...
    instead of getting rid of everything why not list what you have and can see what u can reuse for marines
     
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    Welcome to the marine world on Masa, hope you like it here. You can start learning by reading the link in my signature - some very good info there. Go through the threads in beginner discussions and the new member section.
    Ask before buying anything and also if you need any other help - we have loads of experience on Masa ;)
     
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    ASK AWAY TIGER, we will help you with any thing.
     
  6. Dewald@Dorry

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    Well, my brother is bringing me a new skimmer soon from Cape Town. Not sure what type or make it is yet!! Hoping that I'll be able to use it.

    Please see list below of things i'm keeping and throuwign out:

    • Tank - Keeping
    • Crushed Coral - Keeping
    • Rocks - Throuwing out. Need to replace with live rock
    • fish - ya right!!! Like their going to survive!!!:lol:
    • 300w Heater - Keeping
    • 1200L Canister - Throuwing Out!
    • Chemicals and testing kits - Keeping
    • Food - Trouwing out!
    • Lights (T3) - Keeping
    Let me know if anybody disagree's with the above..;)
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    the rock you may be anle to use for "bio rock" would not be too hasty to throw away if it looks good...
    You may also be able to use the filter as a DIY carbon or phos rector
     
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    Welcome to MASA.
     
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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
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    Depending on how coarse the crushed coral is. You need a thin(25mm) fine sand layer for the display and a 150mm sand bed should you go this route. Also check the test kits to see if they can be used for marines, otherwise give them to a bathtub lover and buy proper marine test kits.
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    well u can sell your canister here, might be interested in it

    or u can use it for marines too
     
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    Agree with Neil H the canaster filter can be used for carbon and phos remover that would save you money down the line for a reactor... The lights do you mean T5's
     
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    Hi Tiger! You have come to the right place! A VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA! Awesome that you have found us, and joined MASA! Great to have you aboard!

    The best place to start reading, is right here - start by reading the other "New Members" threads.... also go through as MANY threads in our "Member's setups and tanks" section.
    First get an idea of WHAT you want to achieve.
    The information in the "New Member's" threads, will give you some questions to ask. Remember - there are NO SUCH THING as a "stupid question"....
    Please ask as many questions as it takes for you to become a successful reefer - the BEST reefer you can be!

    Good luck on your journey. Also - PLEASE REMEMBER that you need to have a LOT LOT LOT of PATIENCE! And also - please check and double check with us, before you SPEND ANY MONEY, at a LFS.... we only have your best at heart.... no financial gain for us to give you any specific advice!
     
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    My African Malawi tank is also one of my successful tank when we talk about breeding.why not keep the Malawi and set-up a new Marine Tank? i gez there's a lot of bucks in that pocket. ;)

    ANYWAY.. WELCOME to the SEA...mate:1:
     
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    hi and welcome
     
  17. Dewald@Dorry

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    This is a pic of my current Malawi tank, soon to be converted!
     
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    The pic is gone!!!
     
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    Thanks Shaun!!
     
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    Hhhmmm - fresh/bath water fish? I thought we are talking a marine tank here! ?!?!?!? ;) LOL!
     
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